Top 6 "Most American" Vans and Minivans for 2013


  • 2013 Chevrolet Express - Front 3/4

    2013 Chevrolet Express - Front 3/4

    2013 Chevrolet Express. | June 19, 2013

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To help shoppers who want to buy American cars, Edmunds has compiled this list of the six vans and minivans with the highest percentage of U.S. and Canadian content. Our rankings are based on information reported by carmakers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA).

In addition to showing the percentage of domestic content, there's also information regarding the country in which the car was assembled, the source of its engine and the source of its transmission. The AALA reports information for car lines, and some manufacturers do not split out specific models in their reporting. For that reason, the source of the transmission and engine may vary, depending on the car's configuration. For more details, consult the full AALA list.

For a quick confirmation of where a car was finally assembled, look at the first digit of the car's vehicle identification number (VIN). If it's a 1, 4 or 5, the car was assembled in the U.S.

Also included for each wagon is its score from the Kogod Made in America Auto Index, which looks not only at parts and assembly information but also at such factors as where a model's research and development took place, where a carmaker made capital investments and where the profits from the vehicle go. The Kogod index is scored on a 100-point scale.

  1. 2013 Chevrolet Express

    1. 2013 Chevrolet Express (full-size van) (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 80
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: Mexico
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 83

  2. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

    2013 Dodge Grand Caravan (minivan) (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 80 Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 73

  3. 2013 GMC Savana

    2013 GMC Savana (full-size van) (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 80
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: Mexico
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 83

  4. 2013 Chrysler Town & Country

    2. 2013 Chrysler Town & Country (minivan)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 77
    Final Assembly Country: Canada
    Engine Source: U.S. and Mexico
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 71.5

  5. 2013 Honda Odyssey

    3. 2013 Honda Odyssey (minivan) (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S.
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 78.5

  6. 2013 Toyota Sienna

    2013 Toyota Sienna (minivan) (tie)

    Percent U.S./Canadian Content: 75
    Final Assembly Country: U.S.
    Engine Source: U.S.
    Transmission Source: U.S. and Japan
    Kogod Made in America Auto Index Score: 78.5

Also, be sure to check out the other lists for the vehicles with the highest percentage of U.S. and Canadian content: convertibles, coupes, hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs and crossovers, trucks and wagons. Finally, "Foreign Cars Made in America: Where Does the Money Go?" explains the impact of foreign carmakers' U.S. production activities on the U.S. economy.

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